The East End Foundation MTK is stoked to announce the 24th Annual Rell Sunn Surf Contest & Benefit is back after a two-year hiatus. The all-day fundraising event and surf contest is happening on Saturday, July 23rd at 9am at Montauk’s Ditch Plains Beach, a mecca for surfers. For over 20 years The East End Foundation has been providing vital support to those in need and improve health and happiness within the community. Each year the EEF attracts hundreds of participants and spectators to be part of the Rell Sunn Surf Contest & Benefit.
The origin of the events’ namesake, Rell Sunn was the name of Hawaiian-born world champion and pioneer in the sport of women’s surfing. Sunn was an integral part in forming the Women’s Professional Surfing Association and women’s pro surfing tour. From the mid-1960s to the early 80s, Sunn had not only become one of the surfing’s top competitors but found herself empowering women from around the globe, both in and out of the water.
The EEF has been led by founder Roger Feit, and Co-Director Alice Houseknect for the last two decades. They have dedicated much of their time towards EEF’s philanthropic causes and leading the team of volunteers that execute the beloved event.
The Rell Sunn Surf Contest & Benefit will begin with a memorial paddle-out to honor fellow surfers who are no longer with us at 8:00 AM on July 23.
There will be an art auction and a raffle, with collectible T-shirts sold as well at the event.
To register and learn more about contest categories click here